The Original Green Roof
Made from natural “inert” materials (tiles) or quarried directly from the ground (slate) they are the perfect “green” long term roofing solution. Modern roofing materials are composed primarily of fossil fuel byproducts.
Saves 5-10 shingle roofs being installed on same home during lifespan (all that waste into landfill)
When finally disposed of, it’s a natural product with no harmful effects on the environment. (sometimes the building is damaged or obsolete but the roof material has a 100+ yrs of life in it).
Reclaiming and resale of already produced “green materials” is even more efficient then the production of new tile and slate.
Like the slate reclaimed from this 100 year old church in PA....
...sold for installation on this home in LA